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Press Commentary

Title Publication Date
Are Eligible Rollover Funds Dead? 20 May 2015
AUSfund tops ERF ratings again 17 May 2015
Heron hat-trick for retail 1 August 2012
AUSfund top ERF six years straight 1 June 2012
Hope springs eternal despite feeble returns 24 January 2011
Push for ERF reform gathers speed 1 May 2010
Returns heading back to the black 13 October 2009
The fees that keep on adding to super's sea of red ink 29 June 2009
Commissions only part of cost equation 25 June 2009
Super fees fall short of govt target - Axing commissions not enough 24 June 2009
Commissions not the only factor in high super fees 24 June 2009
ERF sector improving 12 June 2009
Super returns fall but fees spike 6 February 2009
Top Rating for ING 15 March 2008
Market crisis puts pressure on super fees 4 February 2008
Competition comes at a cost: Heron 12 July 2007
Super models give best payout 11 July 2007
Turf the ERF 27 April 2007
ERFs not up to scratch 11 April 2007
Sweeping the board 11 April 2007
Ausfund cements ERF leadership 11 April 2007
Scale will cut ERF fees 27 March 2007
Study finds ERFs sub-standard 16 March 2007
AGEST Best Value for Money 12 February 2007
Heron hands out 2007 star ratings 6 February 2007
AGEST tops Heron Quality Star Ratings 6 February 2007
KISS Principal requirements for super choice 11 October 2006
Planners key to corporate fund growth 2 August 2006
Financial planning ties critical for corporate super 2 August 2006
New round of research rates super industry funds 21 June 2006
New kid on the ratings block: Heron 20 June 2006
Heron announces super rating service 20 June 2006
AMP and Sunsuper lead Heron ratings 20 June 2006
Time running out to comply with new licensing regime 1 March 2006
Tough APRA rules shrink super world 3 January 2006
Wider choice does not necessarily translate into lower fees 22 December 2005
Get online and solve your business problems 27 October 2005
New Heron product assists with super fund comparisons 31 August 2005
It all boils down to basics 10 June 2005
Employees warned not to leave corporate funds 9 June 2005
Heron urges corporate super fund members to be wary of Choice 9 June 2005
Choice potentially damaging: Heron 9 June 2005
Companies urged to outsource admin 14 March 2005
Super outsourcing faces bottleneck 4 March 2005
Corporate funds continue march to extinction 31 January 2005
AMP secures Tabcorp super funds 25 January 2005
Three Tabcorp super funds go to AMP 24 January 2005
Tabcorp bets on AMP master trust 24 January 2005
Advice for Corporates 1 December 2004
Choice pressures in-house funds 1 October 2004
Choice could cost members 1 October 2004
Workers at large firms better off with company's super fund: Heron 19 July 2004
Corporate funds safe with choice regime 15 July 2004
Members urged to look before they leap 14 July 2004
Trustee board licensing will boost super outsourcing: Heron 26 January 2004
Super outsourcing saves 25%: Heron 23 January 2004
Corporate super consolidation to continue 22 January 2004
Outsourced super "to get extra $10bn" 20 January 2004
ALH signs with AMP SignatureSuper 13 November 2003
Breaking in on master trust turf 23 October 2003
Are the DB obituaries premature? 21 May 2003
Take Heron for conflict of interest headache 25 November 2002
It's Not Just About Super 1 November 2002
STA introduces Defined Benefit Funds 18 September 2002
STA moves to run defined benefit funds 17 September 2002
Heron opens Sydney Office 12 September 2002
Heron Partnership Expands into Sydney 12 September 2002
Super Shock 5 September 2002
Challenge to conflicts of interest 1 September 2002
Heron Gets off to Flying Start 20 August 2002
Conflict of interest adds to corporate governance woes 25 July 2002
Former NSP Buck execs form new super consultancy 24 July 2002
"Time bomb" in super policy 22 July 2002

Press Releases

Title Release Date
26th Heron Quality Star Ratings Released 31 January, 2019
24th Heron Quality Star Ratings Released 12 February, 2018
2017/18 Heron Quality Star Ratings Released 12 July, 2017
22nd Heron Quality Star Ratings Released 1 February, 2017
21st Heron Quality Star Ratings Released 1 August, 2016
20th Heron Quality Star Ratings Released 1 February, 2016
Are Eligible Rollover Funds Dead? 7 May, 2015
Heron Quality Star Ratings - 2015 Calendar Year Assessment 9 February, 2015
Heron Quality Star Ratings - 2014/15 Financial Year Superannuation Product Assessment Released 1 August, 2014
Number of ERFs has halved – still holding over $5.1b in assets 26 March, 2014
Heron Quality Star Ratings - 2014 Calendar Year Assessment Released 3 February, 2014
Heron Quality Star Ratings - 2013/14 Financial Year Assessment Released 18 July, 2013
Heron Announces Quality Star Ratings for 2013 25 February, 2013
Heron Quality Star Ratings for 2012/13 Financial Year Released 25 July, 2012
Heron's ERF assessment released & ratings announced 17 May, 2012
Heron Quality Star Ratings for 2012 Released 9 February, 2012
Heron Quality Star Ratings Announced for 2011/12 27 July, 2011
Heron’s ERF Ratings Announced - AUSfund does it again 4 May, 2011
Heron's 9th Half-Yearly Assessment of Super Products Released 3 February, 2011
Heron Quality Star Ratings Announced for 2011 3 February, 2011
Heron Quality Star Ratings Announced for 2010/11 27 July, 2010
AUSfund tops Heron’s ERF ratings for 4th time 21 April, 2010
Heron Announces Top Rated Super Products for 2010 8 February, 2010
Heron’s 7th Half-Yearly Assessment of Super Products Released 8 February, 2010
Default superannuation funds back on the up: Heron 8 October, 2009
Heron Announces Top Rated Superannuation Products for 2009/10 8 July, 2009
Axing commissions not enough to meet Government’s super fund fee target: Heron 18 June, 2009
Heron 2009 ERF Ratings finds “stronger competition” as record 4 Funds awarded highest rating 13 May, 2009
Heron Quality Star Ratings Announced for 2009 6 February, 2009
Heron Quality Star Ratings Announced for 2008/09 9 July, 2008
Heron ERF Ratings for 2008 finds “large variation” 16 June, 2008
Heron Quality Star Ratings Announced for 2008 4 February, 2008
Heron Announces Top Rated Superannuation Products for 2007/08 11 July, 2007
Heron Quality Star Ratings Announced for 2007/8 11 July, 2007
Heron Announces Top Rated Superannuation Products for 2007 20 March, 2007
Heron Quality Star Ratings Announced for 2007 28 January, 2007
Corporate Super develops "slow leak" after choice 1 August, 2006
Heron launches "Heron Quality Star Ratings" for superannuation and releases 2006 ratings 9 June, 2006
Superannuation confusion a problem for "choice of fund" as members switch funds in 2006 17 January, 2006
Members of large corporate funds need to be warned about dangers of making super choice 8 June, 2005
Tabcorp outsources three superannuation funds to AMP 21 January, 2005
Company super funds must standardise investment choices or face loss of members 22 September, 2004
Choice Debate 1 July, 2004
Escalating superannuation costs to drive more outsourcing 15 January, 2004
Defined Benefit Funds - A New Competitive Initiative 17 September, 2002
Heron Swoops in Sydney 11 September, 2002
Superannuation has been sloppy on conflicts of interest 5 September, 2002
Superannuation cost "blow out" needs control 14 August, 2002
Super funds suddenly "risky business" 23 July, 2002
Conflict of interest a superannuation "time bomb" 22 July, 2002
Heron - independent superannuation consultancy launched 15 July, 2002